If you’re in London and looking to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, then you can’t go past Sodom & Begorrah at The Glory.
Hosted by cabaret scene-stealer, Xnthony, Sodom & Begorrah is all of your queer Irish dreams come true.
I caught up with Xnthony for a behind-the-scenes look at what we can look forward to.
Do you have to be Irish or have sort of Irish connection in order to celebrate St Patrick’s Day?
Not at all! Sodom & Begorrah is a night open to all. All the L, G, B, Ts and Qs. We’ll even let Protestants in.
Sodom & Begorrah is all about sharing our queerness and our enjoyment of Irishness and what that means – inclusivity, party, and Europe!
Have you always embraced your Irish identity, or is it something you’ve grown to love?
I am hyper-critical of Irish culture and politics. because living in London means I can see things from afar. However, I’m a huge fan of our talents – storytelling, acceptance, and the gift for massive craic!
You’re taking over The Glory on the eve of St Patrick’s Day – what can people expect?
This is a night full of She-nanigans and live music – not to mention the absolute craic! It’s an entertaining melange of queerness and Irishness.
Will there be an Irish dancing competition?
Yes! Our resident Irish dancing queen, Nat West, will be teaming up with Avoca Reaction for a good old Irish dancing ‘Feis’.
You won’t want to miss it!
Which Irish singers and pop stars will be dominating the playlist?
Nadine Coyle, Samantha Mumba, Roisin Murphy, Sinead, Linda Martin, Twink.
What do you hope that people feel when celebrating St Patrick’s Day at Sodom & Begorrah?
That there is hope for us, despite the dark times we live in. Sodom & Begorrah is about celebrating culture from all backgrounds, so it should be a night of love, respect, and absolute craic!